White Christmas

I found myself with a few local 'white' Christmas photos after a wander around town. These were all taken on Boxing Day except for the white ducks and the pigeons - I took those on Christmas Day. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.

Deer House

During a local walk on Christmas Day we noticed this deer in a front yard done up with lights, and I took a daylight photo. In the evening we returned and photographed the lovely display. The property is a standard small-town house and yard yet the occupants have made it super special by night! Tapanui,... Continue Reading →

Granny Stringer’s Cottage

For my birthday we rented a cottage at East Roxburgh for two nights. A spacious property with an old apricot orchard at the top of the drive and further down, the cottage set within a lawn and garden setting. The owner's home is across the lawn, and also a separate stand-alone building with deck for... Continue Reading →

Seen at Dusk

Springtime walk along the road at dusk tonight, East Roxburgh. Central Otago, New Zealand. Broom (a weed species) glowed gloriously gold in the late light. Pale blossom is hawthorn. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2021)

Cottage Lilacs

A sweet old cottage with lovely lilacs at the gates, not far up the street from us. Delighted when I recently found the lilacs flowering outside! My primary purpose in taking a walk yesterday morning was to get photos before the lilac flowers fade. I understand the cottage dates back to the 1880s. The front... Continue Reading →

Bountiful Blossom

Spring blossom is a wonderful blessing, especially after the bareness of winter. Just as well I did my little photo trip up our street on Friday though; now it's set in rather wintry again! But I have my photos, and flowers in vases, so all is good. The first photo below is the church blossom... Continue Reading →

Fun Front Fence

When we were over on the East Coast last week we spied this eye-catching front fence decorated with critters, and flowers. Adorable! South Island, New Zealand.

Gracious Homestead

We recently happened upon this beautiful old homestead that dates back to 1906 while aimlessly driving out in the country on a back road. No historic signs or anything, just a privately owned beautiful old house. The owners were lovely and allowed us to have a look at their garden area around the home. Prior... Continue Reading →

Shape of a Smile

I was intrigued by this friendly old house at Colac Bay, Western Southland, New Zealand. Initially I noticed the quizzical eyebrows but didn't notice the Mona Lisa 'smile' until I did the editing 🙂 What you may think is an odd-looking tree is a native cabbage tree or Cordyline australis. If you're from the UK... Continue Reading →

Mitchells Cottage

The building of this cottage began in the 1880s and was finally completed in 1904. It was built by two brothers with stone masonry techniques learned from their father in the Shetland Islands - John and Andrew Mitchell. According to the information sign, the cottage housed John and Jessie's family of 10 children. Andrew remained... Continue Reading →

Crossan’s Cottage 1865

Driving along the Roxburgh East Road through the Teviot Valley, I spotted this gorgeous old stone cottage down below. Nigel stopped so I could get photos. Looking for more information I found a Facebook media-set of photos taken 04 October 2015 and was amazed to find the cottage was just a derelict ruin then! Someone's... Continue Reading →

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